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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,384) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Preston North End Preston

Leyton Or 2

D Cox (36, 45+1)

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Preston 1

P Coutts (2)

O's upset high-flying North End

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Cox: At the double for Orient

Cox: At the double for Orient

Dean Cox's brace earned bottom club Leyton Orient their first league win of the season as they shocked Preston 2-1.

North End went into the clash at Brisbane Road just two points off top spot in League One, unbeaten away from home this season and having won their last seven matches. And the status quo looked like being maintained after just two minutes as Jamie Proctor raced down the left flank and crossed for the unmarked Paul Coutts to score from close range.

Orient took some time to recover their composure but levelled after 36 minutes when Kevin Lisbie jinked his way past a defender and picked out Cox, whose header rolled past Andreas Arestidou before nestling into the corner of the net.

The goal galvanised the O's and the hosts went in front in first-half injury time when Cox surprised Arestidou with a perfectly-placed drive from 25 yards.

The second half was just three minutes old when Scott Cuthbert conceded a penalty for a push on Neil Mellor but Lee Butcher dived to save Graham Alexander's spot-kick.

The visitors were out of luck when Iain Hume thumped a free-kick against an upright, and the home side defended doggedly to earn all three points for the first time this term.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29